Graduate students who have been inactive (not enrolled in their program) for three or more academic years are not eligible for reinstatement and must apply for readmission to the university. Readmission does not change the student’s original entry date. Time to degree will be calculated from his or her first entry date. To apply for readmission, the student must submit a completed Readmission Form with the $65.00 processing fee to his or her program office. Additionally, if the student has exceeded time to degree limits, the student should submit a Reinstatement/Extension form with the Readmission to specify the term in which the student will graduate.

The readmission process is an opportunity for careful consideration of the former student’s progress and length of time between his or her inception into the program and completion of remaining requirements. This may result in readmission, readmission with conditions, or denial of readmission.

The readmission application must include a written plan for completing remaining degree requirements and removing any standing impediments to graduation, including any I/F, F, NG grades and courses required for graduation. This plan should include a timeline that describes the student's progress toward degree completion to date.

Upon approval, the student must pay a readmission fee equivalent to in-state tuition in effect at the time of readmission for three graduate credits. The processing fee will be applied to the readmission fee. Payment must be made to the University of Cincinnati in the form of a certified/cashier’s check or money order. The Graduate School cannot accept cash, personal check or credit/debit card. A service block may be added to a student’s account blocking registration until the reinstatement fee is paid.

The student must also complete, sign and return the supplemental form along with the certified check or money order for the readmission fee to the Graduate School office. Once the payment and supplemental from have been received in the Graduate School office, the service block will be lifted.